Lisa Palley, MFT

In-Home Teen and Family Coach


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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #108222

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Health Emphasis)

  • B.A. in Critical Theory and Social Justice, Minor in English

  • Client-centered, strengths-based approach to assessment and treatment


  • In-Home Teen and Family Coach at Teen Therapy Center (2018-Present)

  • School-based therapist with Family & Children Services at three middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District; provided individual therapy, family coaching, crisis intervention and support counseling, and facilitated social skills and self-esteem groups. (2016-2018)

  • Provided school-based mental health services to students at DCP El Camino, part of a consortium of charter schools for first-generation college attendees in East San Jose. (2015-2016)

  • School-based therapist with Adolescent Counseling Services at Palo Alto High School; provided individual therapy, crisis intervention, grief counseling, and parent education. (2014-2016)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Body image and self-esteem

  • Depressive disorders

  • Family communication and connectedness

  • Learning disorders

  • Paralyzing perfectionism

  • Relationship issues

  • Stress management

  • Sexuality (LGBTQI+)

  • Trauma